Advocacy Update: THIS WEEK: National Sequestration Call-In Week!


Advocacy Update | November 26, 2012

National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update
November 26, 2012
National Sequestration Call-In Week!
This week is "National Sequestration Call-In Week!" As early as next week, Congress is expected to come to some sort of deal on the "Fiscal Cliff." The fiscal cliff includes sequestration, the automatic, 8.2 percent across-the-board cuts to non-defense, discretionary spending, which includes nearly all programs within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including many affordable housing and homelessness programs. Join the Alliance and its partners across the country to call your Members of Congress to tell them the negative impacts sequestration would have on your communities' efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

We must make sure to impart to our Members the importance of housing and homelessness programs in our communities before a final deal is made. Call your Members of Congress THIS WEEK as part of a National Call-In Week!


Here's what you can do: 

  1. Call your Senators and Representative(s) THIS WEEK and ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. You can find their number by calling the congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.
  2. Use these talking points to explain how 8.2 percent cuts to HUD programs will negatively impact your community.
  3. Let us know if you have any questions and/or which office(s) you contacted!  
More Information 
Congress, now in a "Lame Duck" session, is focusing almost exclusively on the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," or more specifically, sequestration.

We must seize this opportunity to impact the decision making process and work to make homelessness a thing of the past. Take this opportunity to call your Members' offices and tell them how important these programs are to your community. A ten-minute call could have a tremendous impact on funding for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.


Sequestration Talking Points

CHCDF Sequestration Impact

Sequestration Overview
The Alliance works collaboratively with its local, state, and national partners to advance policies and programs that prevent and end homelessness.

Kate Seif
Policy Outreach Coordinator 


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